Schwarzenegger joins campaign to divest from Darfur

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California Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger gave his support Monday to a Sudanese divestment campaign that began last year with a few students, little money, and even less of an audience. The University of California system holds investments in nine companies with ties to the Sudanese government, which has been accused of genocide. In March, the UC Board of Regents gave the system an 18-month deadline to divest from those companies. Two bills signed by Schwarzenegger Monday cap that effort. Adam Sterling, who helped found the movement to divest, was thrilled: "When we started this campaign, we couldn't even get a meeting with the regents," he told the Daily Bruin. "Now I'm standing side by side with the governor [and] George Clooney."